Fellow Horse Forum-ers,
I think during my last post you misunderstood the question, or it was too 'vague'. I have been riding for years and I am will be leasing and hopefully one day buying a horse, and I have researched the different illnesses a lot. I have read a full book on the sicknesses, injuries, and diseases for horses and how to cure them, as well as TONS of on-line research. I know of most common diseases such as colic, laminitis, strangles and tons more. Here are some of the questions I have though:
Exactly HOW does your horse get colic, and how do you prevent it? How can you tell if he has it?
I think I know, but am not 100% sure, but how do you PREVENT Strangles?
When you horse gets a cut/gash, once you clean it up, WHAT should you clean it out with? (e.g. Alcohol, water, soap etc.). After you clean it out, if it is on the rear or the back, or the face, how do you wrap/patch it up?
And are there any rare but important sicknesses I should know of?